SHE SEEKS OUT WOOL
“The most moving and beautiful performance I have seen in a very long time." (Yarn Addicts of Manchester)
Spoken word and large-scale live knitting weave this story of generations of women, from Praszka to Liverpool, whose hands all danced the dance of knit one purl one.
In this year of rebuilding, unravelling and starting to rebuild again, it’s a practice that has lessons for us all. What does it mean to create something stitch by stitch? What does it mean to mend mistakes in the pattern? What does it mean to be close-knit?
This production was developed for the Fringe Futures Festival at The Pleasance before showing it at the Manchester Jewish Museum as part of Tsitsit Festival. The production was subsequently selected for a development grant by The Pleasance and is also a recipient of an Arts Council grant.